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Multidisciplinary Advisory Committee

Multidisciplinary Advisory Committee

Institute Director, Marie Ward Doty Endowed Chair, Professor of Psychology, and founding Director of the Fordham University Center for Ethics Education. Dr. Fisher is nationally recognized for generating evidence-based research ethics practices.  Among her numerous federally funded research projects are studies conducted on: informed consent for HIV vaccine trials, therapeutic misconception and research mistrust among marginalized populations, participants attitudes toward HIV research confidentiality and disclosure, influence of monetary incentives on research participation, ethical challenges of field researchers conducting drug use and HIV research, parents’ and teens’ attitudes toward risks and benefits of adolescent risk research, and health consequences of racial/ethnic discrimination distress. She is the author of Decoding the Ethics Code: A Practical Guide for Psychologists (3rd edition, 2013, Sage Publications); co-editor of eight books, including The Handbook of Ethical Research with Ethnocultural Populations and Communities (2006, Sage Publications) and Research with High-Risk Populations: Balancing Science, Ethics, and Law (2009, APA Publications); She has chaired numerous federal, state and organizational ethics committees include the Environmental Protection Agency's Human Studies Review Board, Children's Research Subcommittee for the DHHS Advisory Committee on Human Research Protections, and the American Psychological Association’s Ethics Code Task Force. She was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Human Research Protection in 2010 and was named a 2012 Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Professor of social work and Institutional Review Board member at Bryn Mawr College. She conducts federally funded research on ethical issues in social work research with marginalized populations and evaluation of treatment implementation factors with individuals with severe mental illness.

Tiffany Edwards, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Director of the Center for Community-Engaged Research (CCER) at Fordham University. Her research seeks to address health disparities and the role of culture in health promotion and disease prevention among ethnically and racially diverse communities. She has conducted NCI funded research addressing issues related to African American breast cancer survivorship, outcomes among African American women at risk for BRCA mutation, and reducing colorectal cancer morbidity and mortality by increasing African American and Afro-Caribbean participation in cancer screening.

Meredith Hanson, D.S.W.

Professor and Director of the PhD in Social Work program at Fordham University. He is an expert on social work practice in contexts of addiction, group work practice, evidence-based practice and cross-national social work education. His publications include journal articles and book chapters on social work practice with substance abusers, motivational interviewing, cross-national education, evidence-based practiceandsocial work with older substance abusers.

Kaveh Khoshnood, M.P.H., Ph.D.

Associate professor at Yale School of Public Health and Deputy Director of the Law, Policy and Ethics Core. Dr. Khoshnood is an infectious disease epidemiologist and his primary research interests are the epidemiology, prevention and control of HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis among drug users, and ethical dilemmas in research involving vulnerable populations. He conducts research nationally and internationally in China, India, Russia, South Africa and Iran on multidisciplinary approaches to HIV/AIDS prevention.

David Marcotte, S.J., Ph.D.

Associate Director of Clinical Training at Fordham University, a Jesuit priest and clinical psychologist. His expertise is in multi-model treatments for addiction, and he is an investigator on a NIDA-funded study on interventions incorporating spirituality for drug users at risk for or diagnosed with HIV.

Janie Simmons, Ed.D.

An ethnographer at the National Development and Research Institutes, Inc., who specializes in HIV prevention among poor women and drug users, and has worked extensively with urban, minority drug-using populations in the Northeast. She is primary investigator for NIDA-funded HIV prevention study on interpersonal and structural dynamics shaping HIV risk and drug treatment among IDU couples, and has published on ethical issues encountered by ethnographers studying street drug users in violent areas.

A. Hal Strelnick, M.D.

Professor of family and social medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Director of both the Albert Einstein-Montefiore Institute of Community and Collaborative Health and Hispanic Center of Excellence and advisory board member for Albert Einstein’s MA in Clinical and Health Services Research and Lehman College’s MA in Public Health.

Joseph Trimble, Ph.D.

Distinguished University Professor at Western Washington University, recipient of the Henry Tomes Award for Distinguished Contributions to the Advancement of Ethnic Minority Psychology and the Janet E. Helms Award for Mentoring and Scholarship in Professional Psychology. He has published extensively on substance abuse prevention models with American Indian and Native Alaskan populations and ethical issues related to cross-cultural research.

Scyatta Wallace, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of developmental psychology at St. John’s University. Has conducted NIH and CDC supported research on HIV risk among African American youth, HIV testing among recently incarcerated African American males, and models of community-university research partnerships.

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